Community Events Fund

To celebrate our 9th anniversary and the emergence from over a year of lockdowns we are delighted to launch our community events fund which will provide free or discounted use of our new events space, Platform 2, for local community groups and charities.

The fund launches with a £9k pot of funding, which is £1,000 for every year Matthews Yard has been running and is equal to the amount of funding provided to Matthews Yard by local Councillors in 2020 from their ward budget allocations.

The fund will be topped up with donations and grants from individuals, businesses and organisations who want to see a diverse range of community activities at our West Croydon premises after covid restrictions have been removed.

Local individuals, organisations and groups who would like to apply for subsidised events space in Croydon need to complete a simple form providing some information about their event and we will respond within 28 days to let them know if their application has been successful.

We expect this initial pot of funding will be enough to support up to 100 community events to take place in 2021 and would encourage anyone who wants to help us do more to make a donation using the form on the right.

Thank you all for your love and support. #StrongerTogether
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Excellent Venue
@aesmith1312
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Excellent Venue, a friendly and relaxed place, where you are never rushed or hurried to finish up
Hotbed of talent
Hotbed of talent
John Wilkie
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A lovely place – a hotbed of talent. A lot of exciting things happening here – great to see wonderful theatre at a reasonable price, also great for food and to hang out.
Friendly
Rachael Power
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Loved our experience here. Place is friendly and welcoming with amazing staff.
Off the chain
Prabhath P
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The staff are delightful, the service is exceptional and the cakes are off the chain
I love Matthews Yard
laulie5
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I love Matthews Yard. I have spent many a long day here writing up my PhD thesis.
Great Value
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really nice relaxed atmosphere. amazing value and the staff are super nice!
Absolute Gem
Glass Moon Theatre Company
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This is an absolute gem of a space not just to perform in but also hang around in
Every town should have one
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I absolutely love it and all the charm it exudes. The food is great, the ambience relaxing, the staff are lovely and the events it holds are amazing. I truly wish every town and village had its own Matthews Yard. Go. You won’t be disappointed.
Trendy. Tasty. Good Looking.
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Love it. Trendy. Tasty. Good looking.
Best place to hang out
Deloris Daniels
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Such a great place to hang out, and the food is amazing
New York, Greenwich Village
Nick R
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Think, New York, Greenwich Village 1974. Very relaxed and friendly.
The most interesting venue
PhilWCroydon
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The most interesting venue Croydon currently has to offer
Unparalleled
Unparalleled
The Croydon Citizen
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The precedent Matthews Yard has set for rejuvenating disused spaces within Croydon is unparalleled
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